The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld the ruling of Circuit Court Judge James E. Plowman that ordered Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) to reinstate gym teacher Tanner Cross who was suspended when he told the School Board he would not lie to children and refer to them by a gender they are not. Cross told the board, “I’m a teacher, but I serve God first. And I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa, because it is against my religion. It’s lying to a child. It’s abuse to a child.”
Judge Plowman ruled that the action taken against Tanner Cross was likely unconstitutional and the higher court agreed.
Loudoun County Public School officials have not responded to the ruling.